The current firestorm raging over comments made by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in some way amusing, but on a deeper level very disturbing. It’s another example of how uncivil and mean American political discourse has become. Politicians and political agitators of all ideologies pervert every issue into a war, which destroys any chance for honest people with differing views to engage in meaningful discussion.
All Cathy said was that he personally believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. He didn’t say gay people should be denied equal rights under the law. He didn’t say gay marriage should be banned.
All he said was what he believed. He also said he was proud of still being married to his “first wife,” a remark that could be taken as a criticism of divorced people if some person or group wanted to go to war over that issue.